Ferrara, city of the Renaissance

It was a slight surprise that we went on a second day trip when we only had four days, but luckily Ferrara was only half an hour away by train. Upon arrival in the city centre, there was a huge castle with moat, apparently built by the once powerful Este clan. We took our breakfast in a cafe with outdoor seating, sipping our cafe latte and cappuccino while looking into the piazza. It was lively and bustling despite the fact that it was a Monday, and the sun was bright enough for sunglasses. Many streets still had the medieval walls and arches intact, so that everywhere you walked, you feel like you’re living in some historian novel. Unless you’re Italian, of course.

Moated medieval castle where you will find the tourist information office.

Tiny shops along the main square.

Tiny shops along the main square.

Medieval walls are still intact. Often quite colourful.

Medieval walls are still intact. Often quite colourful.

The restaurant we never got to try...

The restaurant we never got to try…

Instead, we went to this restaurant where we had our last dose of fresh pasta.. deliciously scrumptious. This will be one of the things I miss most.

Instead, we went to this restaurant where we had our last dose of fresh pasta.. deliciously scrumptious. This will be one of the things I miss most from this trip.

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